Portrait of Estelle Musson Degas
Before he rose to prominence as a founding member of the Impressionist movement, Edgar Degas spent several months in New Orleans, where he painted “Portrait of Estelle Musson Degas” in 1872. It has been recorded that Degas’ interest in his blind sister-in-law may have come from the knowledge that his own sight was fading.
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